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Cyclonic storm Tauktae to hit Gujarat coast between Porbandar & Naliya on Tuesday: IMD

Updated: May 16, 2021 3:24 pm

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that cyclonic storm Tauktae has intensified and is expected to reach the Gujarat coast by Tuesday and bring heavy rain to some areas.

It is likely to cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar & Naliya.

The cyclone is likely to cause heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of Gujarat including Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Saurashtra, Kutch, Porbandar, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Amreli, Rajkot, Jamnagar, and Diu.

Western Railway said it has canceled 56 trains either originating or terminating in Gujarat’s Saurashtra region as a precaution.

Heavy rain was reported in Maharashtra’s coastal Ratnagiri district on Saturday.

Mumbai can expect showers from today afternoon.

IMD has issued an ‘orange ‘ which means heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over the entire Konkan and hilly areas of western Maharashtra, mainly Kolhapur and Satara today and tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said that the state government is fully prepared to face the possibility of severe cyclonic storm Tauktae.

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